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October 5, 2011: Steve Jobs Passed Away

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Steve Jobs Passes Away

2011- Steve Jobs passes away in his home at 3 pm Pacific. He went into respritory failure due to the pancreatic cancer he was fighting for over 10 years. Twitter exploded with over 10,000 tweets per second on this event (Osama Bin Laden death was 5,000). Vigils were held in his memory and Cupertino office was plastered with flowers and memories on post-it notes.

1999- The Microprocessor Forum is held in San Jose, California. During the event, Advanced Micro Devices outlines its own x86 64-bit architecture, as well as Lightning Data Transport – Its future system bus. This will become AMD’s eighth-generation microprocessor code-name: Sledgehammer

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 5
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  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus first airs
  • First Linux Kernel 0.02
  • Judge halts the sale of RealDVD
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October 3, 1955: Captain Kangaroo, Mickey Mouse,1964: Buffalo Wings Debut

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Buffalo Wings

This is an especially Geeky day, for not only in 1955 was Captain Kangaroo and the Mickey Mouse Club debuting on CBS and ABC, but in 1964 the first Buffalo Wings were made in Buffalo, New York. Hence the name – buffalo wings. There are four different versions of how they came to be. I think we all need to take an evening off and enjoy a beer and wings with your friends.

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  • Patent for the Transistor
  • TASCC is opened
  • Bill Gates on Browsing extensions
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October 1, 1979: Ex-Atari Employees Start Activision

Activision is Founded

1979- Activision was founded by four ex-Atari, Inc. game designers: David Crane, Larry Kaplan, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead. They teamed up with Jim Levy to produce game cartridges for the Atari 2600 game system.  This, in fact, was the first company that developed game cartridges only. The company started with an investment of $700,000.

It’s also a DITH history point – October 1, 2011 I took Day in Tech History off of Geekazine and onto its own website.

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September 30, 1889: IBM incorporated as Bundy Manufacturing

IBM

IBM

1889 - The Bundy Manufacturing Co., a maker of time recording equipment, is incorporated in  Binghamton, N.Y. Willard L. Bundy created a new type of timeclock for business. Bundy Manufacturing Co. Bundy was acquired by the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, Inc. (C-T-R) in 1911. Thirteen years later, the name would change one more time to International Business Machines (IBM).

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  • Commodore announces the CBM8032
  • IE 4.0 is released
  • MPAA asks for an injunction of RealDVD
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September 29, 2001: Mac OSX “Puma” Released

Apple

Apple

2001- With one version of the Apple OS X under it’s belt, “Puma” – or OS X 10.1 is released to the public. Updates would include extended DVD support and the ability to burn DVD – RW. There were still a lot of people against this new version of software. A lot of Mac users still liked OS 9 and thought OS X is a “superfluous” upgrade.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 29

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  • CERN is formed
  • Lenovo recalls 526,000 batteries
  • Zimbra Password exposure.
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September 28, 2011: Kindle Fire Debut

Amazon.com

2011 – Jeff Bezos announces a new line of Kindle products including the Kindle Fire. This 10 inch tablet was Amazon’s rival to the iPad. It ran a version of Android that connected with Amazon store. The Fire would cost $199 and came with 30 days of Amazon Prime.

2008 – British Secret Service admitted they have been looking for the next agents. They mention that they have been looking far and wide for spies. That is why they went to Facebook. MI6 placed 3 ads on Facebook to look for people seeking career change.. ability to shake a good martini is preferred.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 28

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  • eDonkey shuts down
  • IE overtakes Netscape as the #1 browser
  • Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Kay Nishi accept new IBM contract
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September 27, 1996: Kevin Mitnick Indicted

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick

1996- Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick is indicted on 25 charges for a 2 and a half year hacking spree. Police believed Mitnick had stolen Millions of dollars in software from different corporations. Mitnick faced up to 200 years in prison if found guilty. He was first arrested on February 15th, 1995.  He was sentenced to 46 months and an additional 22 months for violating the terms of his 1989 supervised release. He was released to supervised release on January 21, 2000 and finally released on January 21, 2003.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 27

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  • Disney nixes Disney Mobile
  • iTunes 7.0 is released
  • Atari dumps inventory – Litterally – into a landfill
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September 26, 1914: FTC Established

FTC

FTC

1914 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is formed to regulate business in the US. President Wilson issued this to “Trust bust”. The FTC is controlled by a 5 member panel that serve in 7 year terms. They govern all fair trade practices.

Companies like Microsoft and IBM have been under the microscope with the FTC and the FCC.

This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 26
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  • 414′s testimony
  • Kentucky shuts down 141 gambling domains
  • Iomega Zip across america
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